Something Else! Interviews

Suburban Lawns: Something Else! Interview

Suburban Lawns: Something Else! Interview

Frankie Ennui, Chuck Roast and EJ Emmons join us to discuss the history of Suburban Lawns, a long-overdue reissue and their missing frontwoman.

Ola Onabule, jazz and soul singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Ola Onabule, jazz and soul singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Ola Onabule has released eight albums in a career stretching more than two decades, yet there remains about him a sense of fierce independence.

Billy Sherwood on replacing Chris Squire, solo work + what’s next for Yes: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood on replacing Chris Squire, solo work + what’s next for Yes: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood recently found himself in a position that was both enviable and deeply sad: Replacing his mentor Chris Squire in Yes.

Fleetwood Mac’s Time couldn’t recover from loss of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks

Fleetwood Mac’s Time couldn’t recover from loss of Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks

‘Time,’ released on Oct. 10, 1995, became Fleetwood Mac’s first-ever U.S. chart failure. Dave Mason joins us to explain what went wrong.

John Lennon remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland + Tony Levin: Gimme Five

John Lennon remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland + Tony Levin: Gimme Five

Turns out, John Lennon – who would have been 75 today – was just as mercurially intriguing to his sidemen as he was to everyone else.

With Reggatta de Blanc, the Police kept it simple on the way to stardom

With Reggatta de Blanc, the Police kept it simple on the way to stardom

Guitarist Andy Summers joins us to discuss the Police’s breakthrough album ‘Reggatta de Blanc,’ released on Oct. 2, 1979.

Savatage, “Prelude to Madness / Hall of the Mountain King” (1987): One Track Mind

Savatage, “Prelude to Madness / Hall of the Mountain King” (1987): One Track Mind

Savatage’s classic ‘Hall of the Mountain King,’ released on Sept. 28, 1987, was an eye-opening experience for first-time producer Paul O’Neill.

King Crimson moved far afield on Discipline, but didn’t forget its roots

King Crimson moved far afield on Discipline, but didn’t forget its roots

Released this week in 1981, ‘Discipline’ found a retooled King Crimson stirring new wave elements into their essential prog sound.

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): One Track Mind

Chicago, “Take Me Back to Chicago” from Chicago XI (1977): One Track Mind

Danny Seraphine joins us to discuss how a shocking loss sparked “Take Me to Chicago,” released on Sept. 12, 1977 as part of ‘Chicago XI.’

Restless Hall and Oates weren’t content with success of Bigger Than Both of Us

Restless Hall and Oates weren’t content with success of Bigger Than Both of Us

Hall and Oates scored their first No. 1 song in the summer of 1976. John Oates tells us why they refused to stand pat after that.